Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

IMPRESSIVE. Victories over Denver and Atlanta have put the Buffalo Bills into first place in the AFC East. Staying there will be difficult, but judging by their impressive defense, they certainly appear capable of competing with anyone.

On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals will provide a stiff test. How well the Bills move the ball through the air will be critical.

Freddie sees it this way:

Bills 19, BENGALS 17

CONGRATULATIONS to the New York Yankees on their win over the Minnesota Twins. Hope they continue their recent strong play against the powerful Cleveland Indians.

HOME TEAMS are capitalized. Teams are listed first, followed by the expected margin of victory. The Las Vegas odds are in parenthesis.

PROS

Thursday

New England +3 over TAMPA (+5.5)

Sunday

Buffalo +2 over CINCINNATI (-2.5)

CLEVELAND +3 over NY Jets (even)

Carolina +3 over DETROIT (-1)

INDY +3 over San Francisco (even)

MIAMI +3 over Tennessee (-1)

NY GIANTS +5 over LA Chargers (+3)

PHILADELPHIA +6 over Arizona (+7)

PITTSBURGH +7 over Jax (+10)

OAKLAND +3 over Baltimore (+2.5)

LA RAMS +3 over Seattle (even)

Green Bay +6 over DALLAS (-1)

HOUSTON +3 over Kansas City (even)

Monday

CHICAGO +3 over Minnesota (-3)

WEEK: 10-6 .(625) v line 10-6 (.625)

YEAR: 32-15 (.681) v line 26-21 (.553)

COLLEGES

Thursday

Louisville +3 over NC ST (+3.5)

Saturday

CLEMSON +17 over Wake Forest (+21.5)

OKLAHOMA +24 over Iowa St (+28)

PSU +10 over NORTHWESTERN (+14.5)

Georgia +14 over VANDERBILT (+17.5)

AUBURN +17 over Mississippi (+21)

Miami +10 over FLORIDA ST (+3)

Notre Dame +10 over NC (+14.5)

FLORIDA +6 over LSU (+3)

TCU +10 over W Virginia (+13.5)

OHIO ST +28 over Maryland (+30.5)

USC +28 over Oregon St (+34)

Va Tech +10 over BC (+16.5)

Alabama +20 over TEXAS A&M (+26.5)

MICHIGAN +7 over Mich St (+10)

Wisconsin +7 over NEBRASKA (+12)

OREGON +3 over Wash St (-2.5)

Stanford +1 over UTAH (-5.5)

SD St +10 over UNLV (+10.5)

WASH +28 over California (+27.5)

WEEK: 18-2 (.900) v line 8-12 (.400)

YEAR: 67-13 (.838) v line 40-40 (.500)

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